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Thai Government Declares Nov 4-5 As Public Holidays In Bangkok, As Thailand Hosts ASEAN Summit

BANGKOK, The Thai cabinet declared Nov 4-5 as public holidays in Bangkok and its adjacent province of Nonthaburi, as the government is scheduled to host the Association of Southeast Asian…

Dye Artisans Keep Ancestors’ Traditions Alive

Dodging waves at low tide, a barefooted, shirtless Mixtec man is carefully walking along the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. He navigates his way through the gray rocks on a…

Hong Kong Leader Rules Out Concessions in Face of Escalating Violence

HONG KONG – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now…

China Says US House Should Stop Interfering in Hong Kong

BEIJING – China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing resolutely opposed new measures passed by the U.S. House of Representatives related to the Hong Kong protests and urged lawmakers…

Thailand to observe public holidays in Bangkok, Nonthaburi during ASEAN Summit in November

BANGKOK, Thailand today announced special public holidays on Nov 4 and 5 in Bangkok and Nonthaburi in conjunction with the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings to be held at…

Up to 35 Dead as Typhoon Hagibis Slams Japan

NAGANO, JAPAN – Tens of thousands of rescuers worked through the pre-dawn hours Monday to reach people trapped by landslides and floods in Japan caused by a powerful typhoon that…

Thailand’s Coffee Shops Told to Track, Save Public Wi-Fi Traffic

BANGKOK – Logging on to the corner coffee shop’s public Wi-Fi in Thailand could get a good deal more public in the coming months, following a government order that cafes…

Delegates Stress Urgent Need for Weather Resilient Farming, Combating Hunger, as Second Committee Debates Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition

With world hunger rising for the third year after decades of decline, delegates underscored the escalating impacts of climate change and the urgent need for more weather resilient farming, as…

Chinese Panda Dies From Heart Failure: Thailand’s Chiang Mai Zoo

BANGKOK, Oct 10 (NNN-TNA) Thailand’s Chiang Mai Zoo, where celebrity panda, Chuang Chuang, lived and died, announced that, the autopsy had indicated that the giant panda died from heart failure,…